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Venue Pro 11 win 8.1 duplicate folders

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    Venue Pro 11 win 8.1 duplicate folders


    This is a new tablet and I am just getting used to win8.1 .

    I messed up when I moved folders from being stored in c:\ to d:\.
    I now have duplicate folders for pictures, video's etc in Drive D:\
    How do I correct this ? Can I delete all the folders in D and start again? ( this is a new computer and there is no content in any of these folders)


    I also notice that in file explorer I have three main folders with almost the same subfolder structure . The folders are:
    a) Myname ( with a picture icon) . Subfolders : Tablet name > documents, music etc
    b) Myname: Subfolders : contacts, desktop,favorites, skydrive etc
    c) This PC : subfolders: documents, downloads , folders that contain places I connected to through my network) , . C:/, D:/ , libraries etc


    Why so many duplicates ? How can I clean this up so there is only the This PC ( I believe this was the original Folder before I messed around ) .

    Very puzzled and appreciate help in clening up this mess I created.

    Thanks




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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Restore it to factory settings & start over.
    Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Restore it to factory settings & start over.
    Just my opinion.
    I am thinking of doing that too. Seems easiest. I have a question though. What will happen to the programs and files in drive D ( micro sdxc) when I reset tablet to to factory conditions? Will these be removed as well ?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by sportflyer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Restore it to factory settings & start over.
    Just my opinion.
    I am thinking of doing that too. Seems easiest. I have a question though. What will happen to the programs and files in drive D ( micro sdxc) when I reset tablet to to factory conditions? Will these be removed as well ?
    Anything added to it after it first came out of the box will be wiped out.

    It is a good idea to make regular system images with something like Macrium Reflect.
    I do & don't have to worry about repairing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sportflyer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Restore it to factory settings & start over.
    Just my opinion.
    I am thinking of doing that too. Seems easiest. I have a question though. What will happen to the programs and files in drive D ( micro sdxc) when I reset tablet to to factory conditions? Will these be removed as well ?
    Anything added to it after it first came out of the box will be wiped out.

    It is a good idea to make regular system images with something like Macrium Reflect.
    I do & don't have to worry about repairing.
    I do use Macrium Reflect with my other computers . This Venue Pro 11 is only 1 day old and I have not gotten to it yet. My problem is exactly the same as the one shown by thew OP JeffL 2 threads above mine. There you can see what I mean because he posted a picture .
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